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  • What is Royal Ascot? Royal Ascot is the most prestigious and valuable flat race meeting in Great Britain, attracting many of the world's finest racehorses to compete.
  • When is Royal Ascot? The five-day Royal Ascot meet begins Tuesday, June 19 and continues daily through Saturday, June 23, 2018.
  • Where is Royal Ascot? The Royal Ascot meet is located at Ascot Racecourse, Ascot, Berkshire, England.
  • How Can I watch Royal Ascot? NBC Sports will broadcast the races beginning at 8:30AM ET.
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Royal Ascot Race Schedule 2018

Tuesday, June 19, 2018

  • The Queen Anne Stakes (Group 1), 9:30AM ET
  • The Coventry Stakes (Group 2), 10:05AM ET
  • The King’s Stand Stakes (Group 1), 10:40AM ET
  • The St James’s Palace Stakes (Group 1), 11:20AM ET
  • The Ascot Stakes (Handicap), 12:00PM ET
  • The Wolferton Rated Stakes (Listed), 12:35PM ET

Wednesday, June 20, 2018

  • The Jersey Stakes (Group 3), 9:30AM ET
  • The Queen Mary Stakes (Group 2), 10:05AM ET
  • The Duke of Cambridge Stakes (Group 2), 10:40AM ET
  • The Prince of Wales’s Stakes (Group 1), 11:20AM ET
  • The Royal Hunt Cup (Heritage Handicap), 12:00PM ET
  • The Queen’s Vase (Group 2), 12:35PM ET

Thursday, June 21, 2018

  • The Norfolk Stakes (Group 2), 9:30AM ET
  • The Hampton Court Stakes (Group 3), 10:05AM ET
  • The Ribblesdale Stakes (Group 2), 10:40AM ET
  • The Gold Cup (Group 1), 11:20AM ET
  • The Britannia Stakes (Heritage Handicap), 12:00PM ET
  • The King George V Stakes (Handicap), 12:35PM ET

Friday, June 22, 2018

  • The Albany Stakes (Group 3), 9:30AM ET
  • The King Edward VII Stakes (Group 2), 10:05AM ET
  • The Commonwealth Cup (Group 1), 10:40AM ET
  • The Coronation Stakes (Group 1), 11:20AM ET
  • The Sandringham Stakes (Listed) (Handicap), 12:00PM ET
  • The Duke of Edinburgh Stakes (Handicap), 12:35PM ET

Saturday, June 23, 2018

  • The Chesham Stakes (Listed), 9:30AM ET
  • The Windsor Castle Stakes (Listed), 10:05AM ET
  • The Hardwicke Stakes (Group 2), 10:40AM ET
  • The Diamond Jubilee Stakes (Group 1), 11:20AM ET
  • The Wokingham Stakes (Heritage Handicap), 12:00PM ET
  • The Queen Alexandra Stakes (Conditions), 12:35PM ET

Royal Ascot History

Royal Ascot is the premier flat race meeting in Great Britain. It is held at Ascot Racecourse, in the town of Ascot, Berkshire, England. Ascot was founded in 1711 by Queen Anne, and each year Royal Ascot is still attended by the British Royal Family.

It is a major event in the British social calendar, and press coverage of the attendees and what they are wearing often exceeds coverage of the actual racing. Ladies Day at Royal Ascot is traditionally held on Gold Cup Day, and is known as the day to wear your best Royal Ascot hat, and your most elegant attire.

Over 300,000 people make the annual visit to Berkshire during Royal Ascot week, making this Europe’s best-attended race meeting. There are eighteen group races on offer, with at least one Group One event on each of the five days, ranging in distance from the five-furlong King’s Stand Stakes to the two and a half mile Gold Cup

Ascot Racecourse Features

Ascot Racecourse features a turf, triangular right-hand track with easy turns and a home straight of 2 ½ furlongs. There is also a straight mile course. The final stretch of Ascot’s round course is relatively short,so the racehorse’s position during the race is important. Experts agree that the post positions at Ascot have little effect, but outside posts are slightly favoured when the ground is soft.

Royal Ascot Results

Previous winners at Royal Ascot have become equine celebrities, including Frankel, Black Caviar, Yeats, and more familiar to Americans, Lady Aurelia, Miss Temple City and Tepin. Read up on the 2017 Royal Ascot Results.

Royal Ascot & Breeders’ Cup

This year The Breeders’ Cup and Ascot are teaming up to provide ‘Win and You’re In” Challenge races at the 2018 Royal Ascot meeting.

The Queen Anne Stakes, June 19, for 4-year-olds and older at one mile on turf, will give the winner an automatic berth into the Breeders’ Cup Mile (G1).

The Prince of Wales’s Stakes, June 20, for 4-year-olds and older at 1 ¼ miles on turf, will give the winner an automatic berth into the 1 ½- mile Longines Breeders’ Cup Turf (G1).

The Norfolk Stakes, June 21, for 2-year-old males and fillies at five furlongs. The winner will receive a free berth into the new Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Turf Sprint, which will be run at 5 ½ furlongs.

The Diamond Jubilee Stakes, June 23, for 4-year-olds and older at six furlongs on turf, awards the winner with an automatic berth into the Breeders’ Cup Turf Sprint (G1), which will be run at 5 1/2 furlongs.

How to Bet Royal Ascot?

Jockeys and trainers factor into betting strategies at Royal Ascot. Aiden O’Brien leads the trainer lists as a new world record holder, training 26+ Group or Grade 1 winners in one calendar year, and American Wesley Ward won the Leading Trainer title at the 2017 Royal Ascot meet. The jockey standings are topped by the 2017 Leading Jockey Ryan Moore, but jockeys William Buick, Frankie Dettori and James Doyle figure to attempt to dethrone Moore in 2018.

Horses to follow in the 2018 Royal Ascot meet include Battaash, who lines up in the King’s Stand Stakes against 2017 winner Lady Aurelia. Cracksman is unbeaten in his last five races and is the probable favorite for the Prince of Wales’s Stakes, while Order Of St George looks to rebound from last year's Gold Cup defeat for trainer Aidan O’Brien.

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